A chilling video of a dancer being shot in her face at a wedding function in lawless Uttar Pradesh has gone viral on social media platforms. The dancer, being identified as Hina, had allegedly stopped dancing after a technical glitch caused the music to stop.
In the chilling video, first shared on Twitter, a man is heard shouting, “Bullet will be fired if this song is played.” Another man is heard shouting, “Brother Sudhir, you should fire the bullet.” The woman dancer then collapses soon after being shot in her face. Another dancer, standing next to her, rushes to help her.
A woman dancer was shot because she stopped dancing at a wedding function of a Gram Pradhan’s daughter in UP’s Chitrakoot. Despite video footage Police has not arrested the culprit. There has been no outrage since incident happened in a BJP-ruled state.pic.twitter.com/6JM0nncEcc
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The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot district during a function to celebrate the wedding of village head Sudhir Singh Patel’s daughter in Tikra village. Going by the video, it seems the person firing at the dancer was the village head himself. Two uncles of the groom, identified as Mithilesh and Akhilesh, too sustained injuries.
The 22-year-old dancer has been shifted to a hospital in Kanpur with her condition being critical. Naina, another dancer present on the stage, was quoted as saying, “When we were dancing, the music suddenly stopped. The man then fired at us. She was standing next to me, got shot in the jaw. She has been critically injured.”
Uttar Pradesh is governed by the BJP with Yogi Adityanath as the state’s chief minister. Law and order has collapsed in the state with the government machinery struggling to run administration effectively. Not too long ago, a rape victim in Unnao was burnt as she travelled to attend the court hearing in her rape case.